APEX Award-Winning SAGE Open Publishes 100th Article
Los Angeles, CA (July 31, 2012) SAGE Open recently published its 100th journal article after winning its first award, the 2012 APEX Award for Publishing Excellence. SAGE Open was launched in May 2011 as SAGE’s premiere open access journal and the first broad based open access journal to publish academic research from the full spectrum of social science disciplines. The success of this journal has lead to the recent announcement of three new open access journals for SAGE: SAGE Open Engineering, SAGE Open Medical Case Reports, and SAGE Open Medicine.
The 100th article, out today, discusses how a sociological theory about social problems and deviant behavior created a false depiction of reality and an inaccurate picture of British society since the 1970s. Authors Bill Thompson and Cecil Greek wrote that the theory led to an unrealistic depiction of British youth groups called “Mods” and “Rockers” specifically. The authors found that this misrepresentation led to moral panic in the popular media which was dismissed and denounced by British parliament.
“The publication of this 100th article is a real milestone for SAGE and SAGE Open. The response of the social science community for SAGE Open has been outstanding,” stated Bob Howard, Executive Director of SAGE Journals. “Open Access is thriving and growing in the social sciences and SAGE is proud to be helping it develop with SAGE Open.”
SAGE Open publishes original peer-reviewed research and review articles and does not limit content due to budgets or thematic significance. Instead, it accepts articles solely based on the quality of the research submitted. Recently, SAGE Open was honored with an Annual Award for Publication Excellence (APEX) in the category of New Magazines & Journals.
The article “Mods and Rockers, Drunken Debutants and Sozzled Students: Moral Panic or British Silly Season?” published today in SAGE Open, is available free, like all SAGE Open articles, at: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/2/3/2158244012455177.full.pdf+html